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1st Issue December 2019


Today we are happy to announce that a new round of our JUMP Journal Mentoring Programme for scholars from the Global South is open for applications! And we watch closely what's going on at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, where some of our members are currently presenting their research. This is why our thematic focus is on climate today, highlighting the latest pieces of climate-related research from our member community. And, apart from the usual bunch of news from us and our members, we would  also like to remind you that the call for abstracts for our 2020 General Conference will close by the end of next week on 15 December
Attention Scholars from the Global South!
In connection with the forthcoming EADI/ISS General Conference 2020 "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice", PhD and early career researchers from the Global South are invited to apply for a new round of the JUMP Mentoring programme. Beforehand, applicants must either submit an abstract to one of the Conference Panels (call open until 15 December) or to the 17th ISS Development Dialogue (call open until 15 January).
The JUMP Programme offers the opportunity to work closely with an experienced scholar from the same field of interest, in order to prepare a paper for publication in the EJDR or any other scientific journal. Conference fees, travel and accommodation expenses of the mentees are covered by the programme. The call is open until 20 January 2020. Read more
EADI Webinar on Landgrabbing on 12 December
Landgrabbing has brought to the fore issues around the access to and control over land and natural resources. Understanding the framings, mechanisms, motivations, and impacts of these types of contested land deals will be critical for developing strategies for accessing and defending land and natural resources for future generations. This will require collaboration between social movements and engaged researchers to build coalitions and campaigns in a spirit of ‘scholar-activism’.
In this free webinar on 12 December at 3:30pm CET, Sylvia Kay from the Transnational Institute and Attila Szocs from Eco Ruralis will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories. Read more and register
More Webinars on the EADI YouTube Channel
New on our Blog
Deal or No Deal? – ACP Countries and the Brexit: In our latest blog post, Bernhard Tröster explains why Africa should actually care about an orderly Brexit. The answer to the ‘Deal or No Deal’ question has important implications not only for the UK and the EU, but also for the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries
where Brexit creates much uncertainty and reduces opportunities. However, these risks come primarily from potential shifts in development cooperation and not so much from sudden changes in trade flows. Read more
Solidarity for People Displaced by Large-Scale Investment Projects is the fourth post in our "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" series around topics which will be discussed at the upcoming conference. Kei Otsuki and Griet Steel from Utrecht University tell the story of David who has been resettled
due to a National Park project in Mozambique and is facing severe difficulties ever since. The authors ask: "How can we, as development researchers and practitioners, engage with the long-term effects of resettlement?" and also invite papers that "delve deeper into the lived experiences of resettled populations, such as David’s, to deepen our understanding of what solidarity means in different cases of displacement and resettlement". Read the post
More from our Blog
Highlight: Emissions Gap Report 2019
The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report reveals that, over the next decade, global emissions need to be cut by 7.6 percent every year to meet 1.5°C Paris target. According to current unconditional pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2°C temperature rise. G20 nations account for 78 per cent of all emissions, but 15 of them have not even committed to a timeline for net-zero emissions. The report finds that greenhouse gas emissions have risen 1.5 per cent per year over the last decade. Emissions in 2018, including from land-use changes such as deforestation, hit a new high of 55.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent. Read more and watch a one-minute video
Latest Member Publications on Climate Issues
Towards a Climate Change Ambition That (Better) Integrates Biodiversity and Land Use
2019/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Alexandra Deprez, Lola Vallejo, Aleksandar Rankovic

Aligning Development Co-Operation and Climate Action - The Only Way Forward
2019/11 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd

Social Protection as a Tool to Address Slow Onset Climate Events: Emerging Issues for Research and Policy
2019 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Mariya Aleksandrova

Framing and Tracking 21st Century Climate Adaptation
2019/11 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Nick Brooks et al

The Effect of FDI on Environmental Emissions : Evidence From a Meta-Analysis
2019/11 – ISS Working Paper Series / General Series; Author(s): Demena, Binyam; Afesorgbor, Sylvanus Kwaku

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Projects, More Than Just Adaptation: Analysis of Social Benefits and Costs in Colombia
2019/11 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Author(s): Carmen Richerzhagen et al
Read more publications on climate
News Picks From Premium Members
From dictatorship to democracy: the role of women in politics in The Gambia: The IDS Annual Lecture will take place today and will be held by the Gambian Vice President Isatou Touray. Register or Watch online
Watch this inspiring TED Talk by ISS researcher Roanne van Voorst who explains which two things we need in order to create radical societal change: "Once upon a time we ate animals" Watch the Talk
What if the Arctic Region could speak? Next week, the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies in Lisbon will host the 7th Lisbon International Arctic Conference and Workshop. Read more
The German Development Institute has produced two short videos on climate issues:
Climate change and migration: How do they connect?  In the public debate we often hear about „climate related migration“ or even „climate refugees“, and very often this is done with a note of alert. This video explains why changing attitudes and improving the governance of human mobility can make a difference. Watch
Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Why joining forces?  Climate activities promised by governments are not enough. This video highlights the potential of non-state and subnational actors to contribute to both: a low-carbon future, and a future that is sustainable and beneficial for all. Watch
Learn more about EADI Members
Call for Papers: The Future of EU Security, Amsterdam, 6-7 February
2019/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 10 December

Call for Papers: Agent-Based and Stock-Flow Consistent Models for Complex Economies, 11-12 June 2020, Paris
2019/11 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Deadline: 31 December 2019

Call for Papers: - DSA2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges, Birmingham, 17-19 June 2020
2019/11 – Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline: 20 January 2020

Call for Papers: Conference: Better Jobs for Development, Warsaw, 21-22 May 2020
2019/11 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 20 January

Call for Papers: Conference on Education and Decent Work for Youth (LELAM2020), 4-5 June 2020, Zurich, Switzerland
2019/11 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Deadline: 31 January 2020

Call for Sessions, Papers and Posters: Borders, Borderlands and Bordering, Annual International Conference Royal Geographical Society, London, 1-4 September 2020
2019/11 – Deadline: 14 February

More calls on the EADI Website
Project Research Officer, Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID)
2019/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 9 December

Researcher Environmental Governance
2019/11 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 10 December

Senior Scientist – Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services

2019/11 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 13 December

Researcher on Financial Surveillance and Ethics of Information Sharing
2019/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 December

Senior Program Officer in Development
2019/11 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Deadline: 31 December 2019

The UEA John Innes Foundation Chair in Sustainable Development
2019/12 – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); Deadline: 6 January

PhD Candidate in Political Science With a Focus on Nigeria
2019/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 January 2020

PhD Candidate in Political Science With a Focus on India - AISSR - University of Amsterdam
2019/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 January 2020

Two Assistant Professor Positions: Macroconomics of Development; Environment, Natural Resource Use and Management (Ecuador, Colombia)
2019/11 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 20 January 2020

More jobs on the EADI Website
Blog: Blame Games Won’t Help Us Address the Climate Crisis
2019/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Lize Swartz

Blog: Financing Sustainable Development: What Challenges in the Light of the Promises of the 2030 Agenda ?
2019/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Damien Barchiche

Blog: Forests Are Homes, Not Just Carbon Sinks
2019/11 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Marine Gauthier

Blog: UN Climate Summit in Madrid to Show Way Forward on International Climate Policy
2019/11 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Steffen Bauer, Clara Brandi

Blog: Women on the Front Lines of Social and Political Movements Worldwide
2019/11 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Marie Cecile Navew

Blog: Social Media Influence Protests, but So Do Local Circumstances
2019/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); blog post; Author(s): Sander van Haperen

Blog: Salafists and the Missing State in the Sahel
2019/11 – African Studies Centre (ASC); blog post; Author(s): Rahmane Idrissa

Blog: Afghanistan at a Crossroad
2019/11 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Arne Strand, Kristian Berg Harpviken

Blog: Social Mobility in Developing Countries
2019/11 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Kunal Sen
Guarding the Fortress. The Role of Frontex in the Militarisation and Securitisation of Migration Flows in the European Union
2019/11 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto

The European Union as a Security Actor. Perspectives From the Maritime Domain (PDF)
2019/11 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Jessica Larsen

Putting Industrial Transformation at the Heart of the European Green Deal
2019/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Cop21 Ripples Consortium
Featured: The Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp offers three one-year Advanced Master programmes in Development Studies. There are 30 scholarship 0pportunities available, mainly for students from the Global South.

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